The reading in Bad Urach is stormed – no wonder with the CHOCOLATE BUFFET ❤

Reading Event in Güglingen ❤

The Reader’s Prize 2019 – so many congratulations ❤ I thank you from the bottom of my heart ❤

Reading Event Aichtal ❤

Out now: THE CHOCOLATE VILLA – Volume 1 in Italian ❤

Wonderful memories from the lit.Love 2019

❤❤❤ Day 2 of the … no words needed ❤❤❤


Wonderful BOOK PREMIERES today at OSIANDER in Metzingen. A house full of fireworks, everything perfectly prepared including the finest chocolate from the icing on the cake in Metzingen, great audience.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart ❤

Premiere in Waiblingen

I was very happy last night at the PREMEMIERE of the GOLDEN YEARS in WAIBLINGEN.
That there were so many visitors, the wonderful chocolate of Ulrike Maurer, the visit of Christina Wehrberger, Ursula Herrmann and Isabel Rommel.

… and 1000 thanks to Jacqueline Wehaus from the newspaper publisher Waiblingen, who organized everything so perfectly and lovingly.
… and thank you dear Christina Wehrberger for this wonderful gift!

The finest chocolates for THE CHOCOLATE VILLA – Volume 2

I developed a chocolate for the first time! Together with Steffi from the Schoko-Laden-Werkstatt in Bernau am Chiemsee. The recipe will be available in THE CHOCOLATE VILLA – Volume 2 , which will be published in October 2019.

Chocolate Villa research 3

The confectionery fair in KÖLN currently shows unbelievable delicacies! At the end of the fairground I am rolled… fine chocolates everywhere


The last reading before the Christmas break was a festive home game in Grafenberg and overwhelming!

Chocolate reading in the town hall Eislingen

A successful chocolate reading took place yesterday evening in the town hall of  Eislingen. The library and VHS had invited us and so a real “cinema atmosphere” was created.
© City of Eislingen and Maria Nikolai


With a nice look at the christmas market I was allowed to sign yesterday at OSIANDER at the market place in Stuttgart.


The reading on St. Nicholas Day in the BUCHHANDLUNG BEIDEK in Müllheim near Freiburg, the place was filled to capacity. The CONFISERIE WEYHERTER from Müllheim contributed the finest experiments and lots of interesting facts about chocolate.

Sold out house in the Ulrich’schen bookshop

The reading yesterday on 4 December 2018 in Riedlingen was filled to capacity. In a wonderfully homely atmosphere and with delicious delicacies from Confiserie Reinke it was really an evening “to melt away”.

The Stuttgart Book Weeks on 26.11.2018

Full house in the book café at the STUTTGARTER BUCHWOCHEN. The audience was super sweet – it was feverish with me when the technology had its own idea of this evening 😉.

reading on 24 November 2018 in Erfurt

Wonderfully homey reading in the enchanting BUCHHANDLUNG PETERKNECHT in ERFURT.

Lecture on 16 November 2018 at the Chocolate Museum in Cologne

There was a small, but very fine and familiar reading in the Chocolate Museum in Cologne. Especially the environment in a grocery store was very real and gave the whole thing that certain EXTRA.

Reading event on 15 November 2018 in Kaufbeuren

Full house in Kaufbeuren at the bookstore Edele – with super delicious chocolate and great audience! And my girls from the Penguin publishing house were there too!

reading festival on 10. and 11.11.2018

Impressions from the reading festival of the publishing group Random House in Munich. Wonderful authors and visitors, interesting workshops and events and lots of selfies. A weekend full of passion for books.

MAKING OF The Chocolate Villa – Volume 1 in RIVA

…in May 2017 I spent 3 days in Riva at GARDASEE and explored the second scene of the novel. Riva offers not only great views but also a wonderful MUSEUM.

Successful kick-off

The first reading took place in the Bücherstube in Gernsheim… and it was wonderfully fine and cosy and chocolaty in the BÜCHERSTUBE in Gernsbach.

The chocolate villa everywhere – pictures from different cities

Pictures from bookshops, billboards and other places reach me from all parts of Germany. Many thanks to everyone.

8 October 2018 – Finally it’s time!

The Chocolate Villa – Volume 1 ” is available in bookshops and also online at Penguin Verlag,, Thalia, Hugendubel, Weltbild,, Amazon and many other online bookstores. Shortly after the publication the first pictures of my dear readers and friends reached me while buying the chocolate villa. I am very happy!

“The Chocolate Villa” … Impressions

The author Maria Nikolai in inspiring places from the book.

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